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People's Theatre

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In Person: Stephenson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5QF
Phone: 0191 2655020 opt 2

What's On Highlights

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
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In the oppressive heat of a New Orleans summer, reality and make-believe start to blur as a faded Southern Belle’s fragile world crumbles around her. A powerful and passionate drama of desire, delusion and mental illness.

Private Lives by Noël Coward
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Divorced couple Elyot and Amanda find themselves reunited while honeymooning with their new partners. Their unexpected meeting on adjoining hotel balconies reignites old passions (and problems) in this sublimely funny and high-spirited romp!

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by Glyn Robbins. Adapted from the book by C.S. Lewis
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Take a walk through the wardrobe with the Young People's Theatre into the magical world of Narnia in this wintry adventure for all ages! A celebration of courage, friendship, love, and the triumph of good over evil.

(age recommendation: 5+)

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Karen Louise Hebden
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Miserly Ebeneezer Scrooge is about to have a Christmas Eve like no other, thanks to three ghostly visitors taking him through past, present and future. The ideal pre-Christmas treat to get the whole family in the mood for the festive season!

(age recommendation: 7+)

Panto! Peter Pan by Tom Whalley
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With a sprinkling of Tinkerbell's fairy dust, join us for an awfully big Panto adventure full of singing, dancing, laughs and festive fun for the whole family!

A Poirot Double Bill by Agatha Christie
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The moustachioed Belgian detective has not one but two cases to solve in this double-bill of thrilling mysteries packed with intrigue and twists that will keep you guessing!

The Last Quiz Night on Earth by Alison Carr
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When there’s a massive asteroid on an unstoppable collision course with Earth, the only sensible thing to do is head to the pub for a quiz! Scores are settled and last chances grabbed in this critically acclaimed comedy drama, so get quizzical with us for a truly unique night out!


Please note that the nearest Metro stations (Jesmond and Chillingham Road) are both more than a mile away and the buses which pass the People's do not pass these stations.

By Bus: The following buses pass the People’s Theatre, stopping outside or opposite The Corner House pub - 38 (Whickham View to Freeman Hospital), 58 (Heworth to Hadrian Park), 16 (City to 4 Lane Ends), 18 (Wallsend to Forest Hall)

From the Haymarket Interchange, City Centre: 52, 306, 308, 309, 310

From the Coast: 75, 76, 306, 308 and 309


Theatre car parks are on both sides of the theatre and can only be approached from the city-bound carriageway of the Coast Road (A1058). If you are coming out of the city use the Chillingham Road roundabout to turn back down onto the Coast Road.

There is limited parking at the Theatre. Should it be necessary to park elsewhere, please DO NOT PARK on Beatrice Road, Holderness Road or in the Corner House car park as fines may apply. Please leave enough time to find a parking space, and park responsibly with consideration for local residents.


The Foyer Bar is open on performance nights from an hour before the play starts. Interval drinks can be pre-ordered on the night before the performance.

Access Info

There is step-free access to the foyer bar, the Studio Theatre and the Main Auditorium.

There are up to five spaces within our Main Auditorium assigned for audience members using a wheelchair. Advance booking is advised, and these spaces can be booked by telephoning the Box Office.

The Studio Theatre has flexible seating which changes from play to play. Audience members requiring a wheelchair space for a Studio Theatre production, please telephone the Box Office and this can be booked in. Advance booking is advised.

There is an accessible toilet in the foyer.

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The People's Theatre is the leading non-professional theatre company in the North of England and one of the largest and oldest established in the country.

The People's stages up to fourteen productions a year in their 500-seat main auditorium and in their flexible studio space. The People's Theatre recently completed a £1.6 million redevelopment project which transformed the frontage, foyer and bar and allowed them to build the new Studio Theatre. The venue is now fully accessible for wheelchair and mobility restricted users.

As a genuine community theatre, the People's Theatre is able to give people from all walks of life the experience of participating in all aspects of theatre.

Every show they do is produced entirely by their members - on stage, backstage and front of house. The Theatre takes great pride in working to professional standards and many members have gone on work in the professional theatre. For enquiries on how to join the People's, please visit

In addition to plays, their Foyer Gallery displays a range of exhibitions by established and emerging artists.

The People's Theatre Box Office is open weekdays 10.30am-1pm, and on performance nights from an hour before the show starts.

Theatre Tokens can be used to buy tickets for People's Theatre produced shows only, not one-off events or Visiting Companies.

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